Bullet molds (2) excavated at a Revolutionary War military camp

Bullet molds (2) excavated at a Revolutionary War military camp
Title
Bullet molds (2) excavated at a Revolutionary War military camp
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
largest: 6 1/2 x 2 in. ( 16.5 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Iron bullet molds; flat, leaf-shaped arms that extend through rectangular hinges to two circular molds that press together.
Object Number 
INV.6035.7-8
Gallery Label 
These bullet molds were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at a military camp at 238th Street and Riverdale Avenue in the Bronx, New York City. Built after the surrender of Fort Washington by American forces on November 16, 1776, the camp was occupied by British and Hessian forces until its abandonment in 1779.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group